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Boy Racers Dream Car??

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When i passed my driving test around 20 years ago, the boy racers car at the time was the old MK11 Escort, it was cheap and readily available in various specifications and lent itself to being modified with relative ease. My first Escort was a 2 door 1.1 Pop which i bought for 30quid! I was in the motor trade so several months and two or three donor cars later it was transformed. We shoe horned a 2litre Pinto engine out of a Cortina, uprated the suspension, brakes, fit alloys and interior etc from the 'donors'. It was the typical wolf in sheeps clothing, i kept the car for about 5 years and then sold it to a work colleague who blew the engine in the first week! Since then i've had a whole host of performance Fords including RS2000, XR2, XR3i, XR4x4, Sierra Cosworth but the one car i would have back would be the old Escort.
What was the boy racer car when you started driving and which car you have owned would you buy back?
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Bit like Phil and Aaron

My first car was a £50 Mini 980cc D reg (with the long gear stick that seemed to be designed for rear passenger gear changes) dip switch on the floor, no sync on first, bought when i was 16.

Bought off a widow in Purley who had owned it from new 23K miles on the clock!. After i extracted it from the garage that the husband had built around it (2" wider than the car with a wide side door that you had to open via the sliding window to get out) i spent 6 months "doing it up" and getting an MOT. Driving around my mums office car park to get used to it.

Passed my test on my birthday and used it for two years before some prat of a Volvo driver decided to use my drivers door as a set of buffers!

Loved the car, bought what now appears to be Aarons old car! Lime green Clubman which used more oil than petrol binned it after 6 months!

Looking back i should have bought the mini back off the insurance company and done it up for rallying instead of spending way too much money on the MG.

Ah happy days in the Mini, 5 up in the car, struggling up the long hill on the A23 from Brighton!

Hasn't everyone owned a mini at some time in their life?

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